iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0 released

iFlightPlanner has released iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0, an upgrade to its iPad-based flight planning solution presented by Sennheiser.

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GRT introduces Mini EFIS

GRT Avionics is showcasing its new Mini EFIS at this week’s SUN ’n FUN.

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Hydrodynamics introduces Method Seven Glasses

Hydrodynamics introduced the Method Seven Glasses at this week’s SUN ’n FUN.

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Paddle lamps make their debut

New from PSA Enterprises are paddle lamps, LED Replacement Navigational/Position Lamps that are available in red or green, 14 or 28 volts, weighing in at less than .0285 pounds.

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Scheme Designers debut limited edition designs for Cirrus aircraft

Scheme Designers has introduced Cirrus Applied Art — 12 limited edition vinyl design sets available just for Cirrus owners. Only 15 of each set will be sold and each set is numbered and signed by the artist.

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SAFE Toolkit App launched

A new smartphone application with near-real-time NWS weather, flight tracking, flight planning services, CFI endorsements and more was unveiled this week at SUN ’n FUN by the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE).

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Diamond twin-engine diesel makes show debut

A new diesel twin-engine DA42-VI — known as the Dash-6 — is making its 2014 show debut at this week’s SUN ’n FUN.

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Shell to sponsor Able Flight scholarship to honor Alan Henley

Able Flight, a non-profit organization that provides flight and aviation career training scholarships to people with physical disabilities, announced today that Shell Aviation has signed on as a major sponsor of its national scholarship and mentoring program.

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Air shows: The new paradigm

By JOHN CUDAHY 

No single American industry was as adversely impacted by last year’s sequestration debacle as the air show business. By the end of the 2013 season, more than 60 shows in the U.S. had cancelled as a direct result of the Pentagon’s withdrawal of all military support.

Dozens of other shows experienced attendance drops of 60% and more. Many communities throughout the country were denied not just a weekend of entertainment, but the philanthropic contributions and local spending that normally accompany the more than 300 shows that are conducted in the U.S. each year.

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HARMAN’s AKG enters the aviation market

On opening day of SUN ’n FUN, HARMAN’s AKG introduced the AV100 aviation headset, the Austria-based company’s first product designed for pilots.

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